With a general election a near-certainty before the end of the year, there will be opportunities for you to campaign and make your voice heard.

We are currently making plans to ensure that patients are not forgotten in the hurly-burly of the election campaign. People waiting for a GP appointment, those receiving care as an inpatient or hospital outpatient, and everyone receiving some form of health treatment or social care – we represent you, and want to enable you to make sure your health interests are not forgotten during this election campaign.

In particular, we will be asking politicians to put people’s health and wellbeing above partisan point-scoring – and this is where we need you to get involved.

Politicians need to hear from patients directly. It’s vital for you to tell them why it’s important that they prioritise patient care over party political bickering.

We are developing a range of ways for you to get involved – if you’d like to be the first to hear about our plans, register your interest here.

In the first instance, we’re looking for people who are willing to film a short video clip saying why they want patients’ needs to be put first in this election. It’s easy to do – you can film it on your smartphone, and we’ll provide a simple guide showing you how to do it.

We’d also like to hear what else you’d be interested in doing during the campaign – we have some suggestions, and would be delighted to hear further ideas from you. To register your interest, please complete the short survey here.

If you have any questions on the campaign, email [email protected]

Friday 13 September 2019